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Windows 7: Upgrade to Radeon HD 5550 1 GB?

10 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Upgrade to Radeon HD 5550 1 GB?

Hey everyone I know I already posted this kind of, but I found a few more bucks and want to go a bit higher.

My question is should I upgrade my video card?

Mine is a ATi Radeon HD 4650 1G, and I want to upgrade to the Radeon HD 5550 1 GB .


I'm not much of a max setting person I'm more of a mid settings.That's what I do for my card I have now. Just want to upgrade you know.

Games I play:
Dirt 2
World of Warcraft
Battlefield Bad Company
Burnout Paradise
GTA 4
Combat Arms
Super meatboy
Pretty much it I play.


My system specs:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+
2.80GHz
5.0GB of ram
ATi Radeon 4650 HD 1G

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

DrBejar,
I would hang on to your current GPU till you can jump up to the 5770 or better, of course allowing that your PSU is up for the task. Just my opinion and if you can sell your GPU then that could change things a little as well.
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11 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
DrBejar,
I would hang on to your current GPU till you can jump up to the 5770 or better, of course allowing that your PSU is up for the task. Just my opinion and if you can sell your GPU then that could change things a little as well.
Yeah, you're right. I'll hang on and buy a external drive! :-)
my computer is smooth and playing on med settings is fine, right?
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11 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Next time you find yourself opening up the side of the case checkout what power supply you have and the wattage but more importantly the voltage on the +12 v rail(s) then post it in your system specs since your PSU will come into play when upgrading a graphics card.
Thanks. Fabe
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29 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

this link here is to another forum i had kind of, of the same thing.
they helped a lot on this forum i put up, maybe whoever sees this one can still help me on the new on because i still need, i mean want to upgrade.

XFX Radeon HD 5750 1GB
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